Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 yo., $50

Composed of a proprietary mixture of some of the finest single malts around (Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore, and Coal Ila) with no grain alcohol added (technically making it a blended malt), JW Green represents a divergence from the label’s typical blended whiskies.  JW Green is a beauty of a dram, suitable for a slot on the…

Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, $20

This is one of the rare small-batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys with proven mass-market appeal.  Unlike the other big players of bourbon, there is an artisan quality to this one that brings a bit of uniqueness to what is still a consistent product between casks. The aroma is of sherry wine, maple sugar, and vanilla.  What…